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Making Captain Tom proud

2021-05-07T08:54:07+01:00Friday 7 May 2021|
  • Captain Tom 100 challenge
  • steve moore and family
  • well wishers walk
  • trish mills
  • well wishers book sale

They walked, they jumped, they biked – and all gave 100% as they took part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge over the weekend.

London Marathon Events launched the Captain Tom 100 which was a challenge based around the number 100 to honour the late fundraiser’s milestone birthday that he celebrated last year. Challenges were completed over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend from Friday 30 April to Monday 3 May which would have been his 101st birthday.

Walsall Healthcare’s Fundraising Team asked staff and members of the public to take part by doing the 100 challenge their way to help raise money for the trust charity Well Wishers. They also set up a Well Wishers walk for staff to complete on Friday or when possible, around the hospital and community sites.

Sixty seven colleagues including staff from Imaging, CCU and SPAR participated in the walk around the hospital site as well as Steve Moore and his family including their dog who came out to support the fundraiser too.

Staff at Blakenall Village Centre and Walsall Palliative Care Centre also participated by walking around their own building.

Fundraising Manger Georgie Westley said:

“A special thank you has to go to Mandy Gee, Diversional Therapist (Fair Oaks Day Hospice) and Mel Berry (Specialist Palliative Care Physiotherapist) who we have been told completed 100 laps each of Walsall Palliative Care Centre over four days from Friday to Bank Holiday and on Friday morning, they both started at 6am to complete 25 laps each before starting their shift at work. And it sounds like they have walked through all of the seasons in one weekend from beautiful sunshine, torrential rain and everything in between. Tremendous effort, thank you!”

An excellent total of £341 was raised.

Thank you to the following staff also who did their own Captain Tom 100 challenge for Well Wishers:

  • Trish Mills, Trust Secretary raised £48.70 by doing 100 burpees at her local gym
  • Pamela Bradbury, Non-Executive Director raised £30 by doing a non-stop bike ride for 100 minutes
  • Catherine Griffiths, Director of People and Culture swam 100 lengths

The Fundraising team also went the extra 100 miles and set themselves two trust challenges. These were:

  • Book sale to celebrate World Book Night, aiming to sell at least 100 books
  • Raffle  – aiming to sell at least 100 raffle tickets

We are pleased to say they raised a fantastic total of £177.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge and helped raise money for Well Wishers. Thanks to you we achieved a grand total of £596.70 – amazing!

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